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Traci Limes

Traci Limes graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. She has a Masters in Education from the University of Toledo and taught art to students from kindergarten through sixth grade. She has a certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from the Morton Arboretum and continues to take new classes in various mediums. Her favorite media is colored pencil and graphite and her favorite subject matter is botanical, working on textures and creating unique compositions. She is a member of the Natures Artist Guild with the Morton Arboretum. She loves new pencils and pens of all kinds, sketchbooks, art books, stationary and a nice cup of tea.

Suzanne Massion

Suzanne is originally from New Orleans and received her art degree from Michigan State University. In 1991 she met Chang Li, a Chinese artist and visiting professor at Elgin Community College. Suzanne left her twelve-year banking career to paint and study with Chang Li before his return to China. Suzanne has had many one woman shows and participated in numerous exhibits. Her work is in corporate and public collections throughout the US. She is known for her paintings of the Midwest landscape, a body of work she calls her "Heartland Images." Her work may be seen at www.spmassion.com.

Peggy McGahan

Peggy McGahan has completed the Botanical Art and Illustration Certification program at the Morton Arboretum and studied with Merle Wheeler. She loves depicting nature in her artwork and combining multiple media to achieve imaginative results. She enjoys teaching and exhibiting her work in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Robert Pennor

Robert graduated from the Art Institute of Boston with a major in Illustration. His career began as a graphic artist and later he became a designer and illustrator for an aerospace corporation and advertising agency. Eventually he opened Pennor Associates where he created illustrations for ad agencies in Connecticut and New York City. On his own time he painted landscapes which he showed at galleries throughout the state. After a year in Portland, Oregon where he did illustrations for architects, he moved to Chicago to focus on his landscape painting full-time. Robert is a member of the American Society of Artists and Oil Painters of America. He has won numerous awards at art shows and his paintings are in many private collections throughout the country. He is currently represented by the Brigantine Gallery in Downers Grove, IL. His work may be seen at www.robertpennorgallery.com.

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